Measure out beans and soak overnight in a bowl of water. Strain and rinse before use.
Bone BrothBone broth is one of the easiest things to make. Just use a crock pot or the stove. Go to your local farmer’s market and look for someone who sells grass-fed animal bones. You can also make bone broth out of a whole chicken although it’s ideal to buy the chicken neck, back, or feet because those parts are highest in collagen. Chicken and beef broth are both beneficial but chicken is higher in collagen, beef is higher in minerals.
Combine beans, lentils, quinoa, broth, chicken, ham, water, garlic, sage, basil, thyme, and poultry seasoning. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally so the beans don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
Add onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Cover and simmer for another 30 minutes.
Add additional water or broth as needed to adjust soup thickness.
Add baby kale or spinach and stir to wilt.
For vegan or vegetarian diets, eliminate meat or meat-based broth.
Adapted from Dr. Fuhrman Recipes